ARIA Chart Report: Lukas Graham holds top single, Violent Soho debuts at #1

Violent Soho’s latest album has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Charts

• Singles: Scandinavians hold at top, keep Fifth Harmony from #1
• Albums: Violent Soho outpaces Gwen Stefani and Iggy Pop to top


Lukas Graham makes it six weeks at #1 with “7 Years” as fellow Scandinavian Alan Walker spends a second week at #2.

Those two artists have blocked Fifth Harmony from top spot, although “Work From Home” featuring Ty Dolla $ign did climb from #6 to #3 on its fourth week in the chart.

The only newcomer to the top 10 is actually a top of the chart veteran – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis drive “Dance Off” featuring Idris Elba and Anderson .Paak from #14 to #7 in its fourth week. This is the fifth top 10 single from the duo.

Reaching new highs and just missing top 10 spots were:

#17 to #12 Mike Posner with “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”

#20 to #13 Meghan Trainor with “No”

No new single managed to debut inside the top 50, but three landed into the 50 from further down the chart – two of them on their second weeks:

#81 to #37 Tinie Tempah with “Girls Like” featuring Zara Larrson

#52 to #41 Justin Bieber with “Company” (after a surprising eight weeks in the lower half of the top 100)

#77 to #46 Dua Lipa with “Be The One”


No lack of activity from newcomers on the album chart – six new albums crashed into the top 50 with three of them scoring a top 10 debut.

Leading the pack was “Waco” from Violent Soho, which spent its first week in the album chart at #1 giving the Brisbane band their first chart-topper with their fourth album.

Also inside the top 10:

#6 Gwen Stefani with “This Is What The Truth Feels Like” which is her third solo album and the first since 2007’s “The Sweet Escape” which peaked at #2.

#7 Iggy Pop with “Post Pop Depression” which is the first top 50 appearance for the punk icon since 1993.

Just short of a top 10 debut was The Drones with “Feelin Kinda Free” at #12 which is the highest any of the Perth-via-Melbourne band’s seven albums have ever charted.

Two visiting artists did well – Elle King posted a new high with “Love Stuff” up from #20 to #14 after 10 weeks, while Kendrick Lamar saw his former #1 album climb from #28 to #15 on the first anniversary of its appearance on the chart.

The three other new chart arrivals this week inside the top 50:

#25 Koi Child with “Koi Child” – the debut album for Fremantle hip hop/jazz band

#34 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – soundtrack for Easter’s #1 movie

#36 Underworld with “Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future”

Image: Violent Soho

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